So, new happenings:
After a long two-months of delays, our agency started issuing referrals again last Friday -- the referrals issued were for toddlers, but we're on the infant waiting list. The unofficial news is that we should hear something by the end of the month.
Follow me here...Since Thanksgiving is next week, our agency's office will close for the holiday, but I'm not sure when (note to self: FIND OUT!) -- because, if they're closed , say, Wednesday thru Friday, then the end of the month will be the 25th...maybe??
In the mean time, Vince & I have registered for baby items at Target. Some of our dear friends are hosting 'going-away/baby showers' for us -- we are so excited & honored that our needs are heavy on their hearts....even though we haven't received our referral yet!
And let me just add, I have no idea what I am doing...baby stuff, I mean. What have I been doing all this time??? I should have been shopping/researching for the items we'll need -- but, of course I haven't done this, and now I am CLUELESS!! :) So, all you mommies out there: what in the world do we need??? What are your favorite items?? Seriously, HELP!! :0
Note the cuddlies below...Vince & I have been sleeping with them, hoping they'll absorb our smell -- because as soon as we receive our referral we will be able send a care-package to Ethiopia with gifts for our little one: cuddlies/toys, photo album of mommy & daddy, and an outfit or two.